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to survive a crisis we know it is not good for us but it is not fun, but why are so many people doing it? fledglingntry's democracy struggles to survive. we know that it is not good for us, but wire so many people doing it? welcome to our viewers on public television in america. america's drone program came -- undere nomination fire at the nomination hearing for john brennan. the man that president obama has tapped to be his next spy chief says that the white house goes through agony to make sure that there are no collateral deaths in these attacks. >> a panel of senators brimming with questions. barely a few words in, the first interruption but not from politicians. >> i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee. >> would you hold please? i will ask the police to please remove this woman. >> four times, protesters interrupted at the hearing. there was a vocal opposition to the program and to john brennan becoming the next director. he was questioned over his past involvement in enhance interrogation techniques. >> i've expressed my personal objections to my collea
to kill this man. he was also a u.s. citizen and the obama administration agreed to show congress the legal opinion justifies such attacks. the white house argues that from strikes effectively target america's enemies but critics cite heavy civilian casualties and the u.s. relies on them too much. >> the drone is the only weapon that really frightened insurgents. it is ineffective. we cannot possibly kill these people one at a time and expect to come out on top. >> they are clearly not invincible. iranian tv has shown these pictures that come from a u.s. surveillance drone they captured two years ago. it's interesting timing. >> with me here in the studio is a former adviser to president obama's special up is that it to afghanistan and pakistan. you understand this area of the world very closely. how important is this to the national security? >> it has killed a number of al qaeda leaders but it has not decimated the organization completely. it has pushed them to move into other areas of the middle east. also, at a very high political cost. it does cause an enormous amount of ange
mattered 60 boys used to come to classes here but 40 have not -- 160 voyage used to come to classes here. 40 have not returned. their parents are too afraid to send them. in a country where spending on education is near rock bottom, the schools have seen some investment. one student who wants to be a policeman tells us have used to be. >> we have new chairs, carpets, and tables, he says. everything is gone. i feel very sad. and we worry the attackers will come back. >> we held a license. >> the headmaster has been so worried he has bought a gun. are you ready to use this to defend the people? >> yes. to defend my children. and my teachers. [indiscernible] we try to teach our children. >> back to the girls' school, classes are over for the day. the people's head for home. among them, many other school girls who are a steady in courage. >> you're watching "bbc world news america." could this building be the center of the chinese military cyber-attacks against the u.s.? we will show you what we found. today it was her comments about the duchess of cambridge that caused a firestorm. >> she i
not come from us. >> the dead woman has been identified as reeva steenkamp, a well-known south african model. their relationship and their careers rarely out of the headlines here. >> she was a really vibrant personality and other really wicked sense of humor. the fact that she was so beautiful, it was there, but it was not the main thing. she was a really great person. fun to hang out with. >> the murder has stunned south africa. >> it is difficult to take it all in. >> oscar pistorius was taken to the hospital for a full medical examination p -- medical examination. in the morning, he will be taken to court. prosecutors are expected to argue that he should not be granted bail. he has had a remarkable life. he was born without bones in his legs. they were amputated. however, he proved to be an exceptional athlete. in london last year, he competed against able-bodied runners come up a watershed moment in sports. his friends say his extraordinary career has taken its toll. >> i believe success and money has changed a lot of people. for me, personally, oscar did change. i think he became
a change relative to the u.s.? >> there are going to be some challenges -- channels of communications. i do not expect best friends between america and united states but i expect the town to get better. it is in a terrible state. they have the highest inflation in latin america. they have food court -- of food shortages all over the place. that is why hugo chavez has come back to calm things down. they are in for a rough time. >> any guess on who the successor might be? >> his current vice-president is in the best position. hugo chavez designated him in december. he does not have his charisma, but he is in the strongest position right now. >> in other news, a former u.s. prosecutor house called for the international court to investigate war crimes in syria. he is working on an inquiry into the syrian conflict, reporting on human-rights violations of both sides. including the use of mass executions and the imprisonment of children. evidence has gathered more than 500 syrian refugees. people have been reported to be wounded in a clash at mines in south africa. it's they were wounded by rubber
the globe. tonight the obama administration denounces the assault on the u.s. embassy in turkey as a terrorist attack. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security gate killing a turkish security guard and injuring those nearby. according to turkish prime minister, an outlawed marxist group is responsible for the violence. our james reynolds is on the scene and filed this report. >> america's foreign missions are as much fortresses as embassies. this is why. this afternoon, a suicide bomber got to the gate of the u.s. embassy but but no further. his explosives detonated as a checkpoint. the bomber and a turkish security guard were killed. >> i wasn't sure what the explosion was. so i ran to see. they were body parts on the road. arms and legs but i didn't want to look any further. >> the attack on the embassy makes for a bitter last day of work for america's chief diplomats. >> i spoke with the ambassador and the team there. i spoke with my turkish counterparts and i told them how much we valued their commitment and their sacrifice. >> this is not the first time that western t
military is, even if millions of enemies is half as we will win. - attack us we will one. >> this was about half as a parable of the atom -- powerful of the atom bombs america dropped on japan. last december, north korea put a satellite into orbit. it was in defiance of u.n. resolutions and marked a major step in its reocket technology. they say they have made a nuclear bomb that may be small of to mount on the rocket. kim jong-un is barely 30 years old. some thought he might bring change to this port country. he seems to have decided nuclear bombs, not economic reform, is what will guarantee the survival of his regime. the korean peninsula was divided by war 60 years ago. south koreans reach beyond the dreams of northerners have grown used to protect and have shut them off. north korea has managed to militarize their nuclear weapons. the implications are far reaching and will change calculations. this proposes a more serious threat. >> it is so decided. >> in new york, led the security council met for security talks. china has condemned the test. did the budget for the north, beijing is un
harding, timbuktu. >> and now to the memo that shows the u.s. government's role for when drone attacks can be launched to kill american citizens. the justice department that the government does not need evidence that a specific attack is imminent. more lenient standards then publicly known for drug -- drone attacks. here is steve kingston. and under what exact circumstances will the u.s. government authorized the killing of an american citizen abroad? but the answers are here. it is a 16-page memo written by the lawyers of the justice department, as requested by congress. it is a document that is not strictly classified, but it was not meant to become public. what these lawyers do here is justified is targeted killing of american citizens who have worked with or parts of al qaeda and expense various groups. that is the justification if they pose a an immense threat to america. it provides a very elastic definition of what is an imminent threat. you do not need to know this is a bit of who, what, where, and when of a particular plot against america. it is enough for these individuals to be
." >> this is "bbc world news america" reporting from washington. a suicide bomber strikes the u.s. embassy in turkey. killing two and injuring many more. as he tries to make his way into the building. saying good-bye to the secretary. hillary clinton bids farewell to the state department after four years at the helm. >> i hope that you will continue to make yourselves, make me and make our country proud. thank you all and god bless you. >> and seven years after hurricane katrina, the superdome in new orleans gets ready to host the super bowl in the big easy signature style. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. tonight the obama administration denounces the assault on the u.s. embassy in turkey as a terrorist attack. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security gate killing a turkish security guard and injuring those nearby. according to turkish prime minister, an outlawed marxist group is responsible for the violence. our james reynolds is on the scene and filed this report. >> america's foreign missions are as much fortresses as embassies. this is why.
a was murder and the athlete should not get bail. from thes dropped case. x this necessitated us, -- this necessitated us to take him off the case. >> the focus returned to the death of reeva steenkamp. the court herd arguments of what and why in the bedroom, he shot his girlfriend bheind a locked door. the windows were unbarred. he said he felt a burglar had broken in and he fired in, killing reeva by mistake. but the prosecution said he was a vioelnt man and this story did not add up. >> there was a burglar in the bathroom -- this led to four shots, making him a murderer who does not deserve bail. >> the "blade runner," a numbe global brand, has been dropped. the man is now at the heart of a legal storm. with south africa's legal system in the spotlight and a murder case with a new twist each hour. >> for more, i spoke with criminal defense attorney ted simon. how damaging are these latest revelations for the prosecution? >> not good, but this case will turn on the forensics. his role remains to be seen. in a kind of -- unusual sort of way, he was not damaging to the defense. h
. this is why. this afternoon, a suicide bomber got to the gate of the u.s. embassy but but no further. his explosives detonated as a checkpoint. the bomber and a turkish security guard were killed. >> i wasn't sure what the explosion was. so i ran to see. they were body parts on the road. arms and legs but i didn't want to look any further. >> the attack on the embassy makes for a bitter last day of work for america's chief diplomats. >> i spoke with the ambassador and the team there. i spoke with my turkish counterparts and i told them how much we valued their commitment and their sacrifice. >> this is not the first time that western targets in curky have been hit -- turkey have been hit. in 2003 truck bombs hit targets in istanbul, including the u.k. consulate. those attacks were carried out by al qaeda affiliated groups. turkey says that this u.s. embassy attack was carried out by a leftist militant organization. the effect is the same. >> america is the target, there are nationalist, left wing group, as well as islamists in tushy who are not happy with their relationship with washingto
for launching drones strikes has thrust not a controversial policy in the spotlight again. it was used to launch a drone that killed an odd kind a leader in 2011. the report -- killed and al qaeda leader in 2011. >> america's once top-secret drone campaign is slowly emerging into the open. today a new revelation that drones like these have been operating for years out of a secret base in saudi arabia. now the target is members of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, which saudi arabia has long been working with the u.s. to fight. the pace of drone strikes has been growing rapidly in recent years. american officials said the first time the cia used the base was to kill this man, and wore out milwaukee kill thuis -- to kil this man. \ supporters say strikes like this have seriously damaged out kind of costs -- damaged al qaeda possibility to plan a tax, but others say they alienate local populations. brennan will have to answer questions in his confirmation hearing as cia director. the legality of drone strikes is likely to be high on the agenda, especially after a memo was leaked. white house 3 di
gets under way. andrew harding was in court again for us today. tried to maskrius his feelings in court today, ploys to discover if he would be released from police custody. the magistrate took two hours to summarize the twists of this dramatic case. still no cameras allowed when the court was in session. >> i've come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail. toas the magistrates began announce his decision, oscar pistorius slumped, sobbing, his shoulders shaking. his father tried to comfort him. the athlete stood up and left court. there was more relief here today, everybody knows there is a long legal journey ahead. as a sign of that, at the magistrate imposed strict conditions on the athlete. bayless 70,000 pounds, he must remain in south africa and report to the police twice a week. the magistrate said he found aspects of the testimony troubling. what really happened that night when he rushed from his bedroom to shoot four times to a toilet girl killing his girlfriend reeva steenkamp? >> there are some aspects of the version of the accused that are q
. there are some wonderful sportsmen and sports women. one more item from the world of sports but the u.s. government has joined a lawsuit against lance armstrong after talks with his lawyers broke down. the suit argues armstrong defrauded the american public by insisting he was not using drugs will writing for the u.s. postal service team. last month, he admitted using performance enhancing drugs. this weekend, italian voters must decide do they trust to get their ailing country moving again. the choice includes a former communist an outspoken comedian, berlusconi, and economic technocrat mario monti. our europe editor has more. naples in the final hours of campaigning in the italian general election but europe fears the result could cause tremors any euro zone. an ex-orites to win is communist. away from the public rallies, he had this message for europe. >> i intend to convince your of the that austerity is not enough. i do not believe european policies are correct. they need to be adjusted to take more account of investment and jobs. >> he promises to reduce the deficit any sense the
. they said two people were killed in the raid. u.s. officials say that jets bomb a convoy carrying anti aircraft missiles. >> you will not allow and we will prevent any attacks for hezbollah to smuggle such weapons from syria. is israel attacks, it means that such an attempt by hezbollah was made. >> the contagion from the violence in syria worries the whole region. syria sits on the middle east religious and political fault lines. they connect the war to all of its neighbors, whether they like it or not. the war in syria is exporting trouble. its neighbors are seeing a new threats to their security as a result of the slow collapse of the syrian state. this time, israel felt threatened but all of the country sharing borders and some further afield have seen rising tensions and in some places, bloodshed because of the war. international diplomacy is deadlocked. >> that there has been problems in the turkish border in recent weeks. there are huge flows of refugees over the jordanian border. many tensions in iraq at the moment. lebanon, many connections to syria. the longer this crisis goe
by the news. >> you are joking. the pope? oh, my god. >> i'm so shocked. he has been such a short time with us. >> joseph was born into a catholic family in germany and was forced into the hitler youth. he was brought up as a theologian. he became more conservative in the 1960's. it was as a traditionalist that he became the doctrinal watchdog for john paul ii. the people who met the pope said that he was shy and charming. his most important writings dealt with things such as the importance of love. >> he is the most intelligent, intelligent,pope we have had in years. his sermons and harmonies are beautiful. >> he warned that excluding christianity from national debate could be harmful for democracy. by the time pope benedict came to westminster cathedral, he renewed respect for his argument that religion should stay at the heart of public life. over the last few years, catholicism has grown in the developing world. in its birthplace of europe, he has found the tides of secularism, all but impossible to stem. the pope defended moslems by quoting historical criticisms of it is lomb. -- islam. h
to their morale and would be a major boost to us as well as giving a great military who assets. >> civilians pay the highest price for this ambition. a battle for their future that makes refugees of their own people. we sped south. an army has been trying to advance to protect the airport. the rebels have moved in to stop it. the ground there is witness to the brutality of the fight. new -- bares witness to the brutality of the fight. the flag lets everyone know who is leading the resistance. we saw four and fighters from libya, iraq, and saudi arabia. they seem to dominate the front lines. they have a reputation for being tough, disciplined, and braves. some fear they want to hardline islamic states, far removed from what began as a call for freedom and democracy. without help from elsewhere, many are glad of their support. there is another reason to worry about what is happening here. only a few kilometers away is the vast military complex, believed by some to use your part of this suspect in and chemical weapon stocks. this town has been pounded relentlessly in a fight that resonates far beyo
a very timely reminder, a reminder of why it is important for us to keep scanning the skies. >> all of this is a wake-up call. the asteroid that was much larger did pass us by. when it comes to protecting ourselves, there is not much we can do. bbc news. >> for more on today's events, i spoke to a chemist at the smithsonian in washington. what is going on out there? first of all, you have this need your read, and then you have this asteroid. >> absolutely, a very busy day. i think it is unprecedented. a really truly interesting day, to have them passing so close that it is actually visible, and then to have this media right in russia. it is a special day. >> what is causing it? we did not know any of this was coming? >> no, we were actually caught a bit by surprise. we had about a one-day warning that the meteorite was approaching. >> how much danger are we actually in? it seems like it is only a mountain of time -- only in amount of time before something happens. >> the good news is that the vast majority of the material burns up in the atmosphere. it actually produces those beauti
balloon crash. they said they had turned things around, but now people will not believe them. us from luxor.or thanks so much. >> financial markets responded badly today to the political vacuum in italy. there are still no results from the weekend's election. and whichever one is the winner, it is likely to be too weak to lead. the party that got the most votes refuses to take part to form a coalition government. correct emergency meetings were held at the italian prime minister's office -- >> the emergency meetings were held up the italian prime minister's office today after the election deadlock. there was right at the prospect of political instability. after a night of waiting, it became apparent that neither the center left nor the center- right could form a stable government. it was 24 hours after the polls closed that the leaders of the center-left, pier luigi pazzani -- bersani, came out to face a dramatic situation. the problem, he said, with the remedy we came up with for the financial crisis. it was based on just austerity and rigor, and had a deep impact on public opinion.
. >> thanks very much for joining us. if the islamic militants -- islamist militants are threatening to destabilize mali, and today, the men blew himself up, the first such attack since the french began their assault. it was said that france paid a $17 million ransom to free hostages seized from a mine in 2010. police in nigeria say nine polio vaccination workers have been shot dead by unknown gunmen. all the victims are said to be women. some nigerian muslim leaders have previously opposed polio vaccinations, claiming they could cause infertility. the president of egypt has condemned fatwa issued on a satellite television channel. it called for the killing of leaders of the opposition. he said a religious violence or the threat of it had become the grossest -- one of the grossest challenges facing arab countries. it comes as challenge it -- thousands of protesters took to the streets in cairo. for the first time, european leaders have agreed to cut the eu budget. i took more than 24 hours of wall-to-wall negotiations to reach a deal -- it took more than 24 hours. there were major di
and use biblical imagery to talk about st. peter in his fishing boat on choppy waters. and he talked about his job not been easy, which was an understatement in the midst of a sex crisis that had overshadowed his papacy -- his papacy. this was a public farewell, but a very personal and honest and poignant one as well. it was extraordinarily ritualistic, but also groundbreaking. >> they really are in uncharted territory. the last boat retired -- to retire -- the last hope to retire did so 600 years ago. he will be polk americas, retain his title, still wear the white vestments, -- he will be topa amera test, retain his title, and still wear the white vestments. there will be two pubs in the vatican, which raises questions. -- there will be two popes in the vatican, which raises questions. the papal ring will be smashed with a silver hammer. the seal will be destroyed to prevent any kind of forgeries. he will also forego, we are told, the red shoes, the famous red shoes. there has been much speculation as to whether they are prada or not. they will -- they will be replaced by brown handmade
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